Funk named associate dean of College of Veterinary Medicine

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Julie Funk has been named associate dean of professional academic programs and student affairs for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She will provide leadership to all academic and clinical veterinary programs.

Funk joined the college in 2006, and has served as the director of the online master of science in food safety program and also as associate professor of pre-harvest food safety in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

“Dr. Funk is an excellent addition to my leadership team," said John Baker, dean of the college. "She is an outstanding administrator with proven experience in curriculum development, student performance and organized veterinary medicine. I’ve known Dr. Funk since she was a veterinary student at MSU, and I am confident that her exceptional skills will enhance the growth and performance of our student body and her leadership will benefit the college in myriad areas.”

Under her leadership, the program was recognized as the leading food safety degree program in the country by food industry leaders, prospective and current students, alumni and in a third-party market research report.

Funk earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a residency in population medicine and a master’s degree in veterinary clinical sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned a Ph.D. in comparative biomedical sciences from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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